How to Draw Chibis

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This isn’t a big tutorial on different styles of chibis and such but more of a narrow tutorial on how I draw mine. I’m not that good or an expert on them so I don’t feel very confident on teaching other styles. I can give out some pointers though.

How “chibi-like” a chibi is, is dependent on the head-body ratio. Basically bigger head = more chibi.  I’ve seen chibis with really big and pretty small heads so its all up to you.

The bodies are really dependent on how you style then and its all up to personal preference as there is no rule i can teach you for you this. All I can say is that its best to have some sort of grasp on human proportions and anatomy to make it look good as even though its a simplified version, you’ll need to learn the rules before you break them.

If you’re still having trouble making them look right then try copying your favorite artist’s chibis and going from there! But remember that these are just for practice and not something to be shown as you  own work ^_~

Good luck and get drawing!

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7 comments

  1. chibi chibi says:

    hi i just want to say that your really good at manga. also how did you get so good at it?
    I’ve been doing manga for 5 months now.

    • 100puro says:

      I practiced a lot from both drawing from real life and studying manga, i’ve been drawing for about 7 or so years now so don’t feel disheartened if you don’t draw like me after 6 months ^^;

  2. M says:

    HI! Luv this website BTW.

    I was wondering if you could make a tutorial on how to draw a boy chibi or manga.

    :D

  3. Ana says:

    I love your website i should make one to!

  4. YoungRiot YoungRiot says:

    Hey it’s me again. I’m not trying to bug you with my personal problems but I’ve tried your observation advice but I’m having a bit of trouble with getting this style of chibi down.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/chibisanime250730363525.gif/

    you think you can help me out :o

    • 100puro says:

      First just try to copy the chibi I guess? And then try to draw your own chibi like it but maybe your own character then slowly start to move on and draw them in different poses and maybe changing a few things here and there (ex. eye style/shape, hands, blush, mouth, etc)

      I hope this helped!

  5. xXBellaXx xXbellaXx says:

    so cute! xD